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. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. joining us now in our coverage all of this week, anderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our new poll shows why that case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. new numbers on mitt romney's convention bounds. john, what are the numbers? >> anderson, as the democrats open their convention tonight, let's look at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy, and the woman who stood by his side, vicki kennedy. >> meanwhile, the floor plan is completely different from the republican convention in tampa. sinc
of obama's little sister. i am michelle obama's older brother. any 7-footers out there come give me a call. >> craig and i come from different states. we have had different upbringings. as you can see, we have different perspectives on the world. >> but no matter how different winning seem, we share a set of values are -- how different we may seem, we share is set of values, values that are as important in chicago as they are in honolulu. a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education, and looking out for each other. they are the values of how barack and michele have lived their lives, raise their nieces, and lead this country as president and first lady of the united states. [applause] >> four years ago, at this convention, i spoke with you all about how barack and i did not grow up with much in the wake of wealth. but we were blessed with a mother who taught us that education is the surest path from limited means to limitless opportunity. she inspired me to become a teacher and she inspired barack's deep commitment to giving all our young people the opportunity is our education ga
and his wife, michele obama. >> michele was unbelievable. >> and joe biden. >> john kerry. >> john kerry did well, biden did well, clinton was incredible, michele obama was incredible. but you know, it -- >> it's a high bar to clear for the guy. >> and also, though, if you want to compare it to tampa, i mean, obviously so much -- >> they had to hold everyone back. >> so much better than everybody at tampa. we're not going to even -- but as far as substance goes, i agree. >> beautiful. >> he said nothing, but he said nothing so much better than mitt romney said nothing. >> yeah. >> which i was talking -- >> that's it. >> let's be clear, we were talking about how high the bar was for obama. talk about mitt romney, it's a low bar for mitt romney to clear that bar. he was somewhere in between those things. i thought the first two-thirds of the speech, and many people have said this, it did feel like a state of the union speech. little bit of a laundry list and very -- not just as mark said, not only did he say nothing new, he said nothing bold and he said nothing very specific. you know, one
. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
tomorrow with first lady michelle obama the headliner and the keynote address from san antonio mayor julio castro. this week, democrats will try to highlight what they consider president obama's first-term successes, but there is this nagging question they're struggling to answer -- are you better off today than you were four years ago? cnn's dana bash joins me right now. seems like just yesterday we were on the floor of the republican convention in tampa. >> it does. wasn't it yesterday? speaking of yesterday, let's go back many yesterdays ago to four years ago, and that is really what, as you mentioned, the republicans have been pressing for democrats, and it is the key question for democrats to answer -- are you better off? obama officials have been kind of -- it's been tough for them to answer the question, but one democrat who's usually pretty good at staying on message went off message a little bit, and that is martin o'malley, the governor of maryland, who also is the head of the democratic governors association. listen to what he said. >> can you honestly say that people are better
-span.org. featured speakers include first lady michelle obama and the mayor of san antonio. elizabeth warren and bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. use our convention hub to make and share video clips. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a nope -- a new generation of americans. with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new -- anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> hi. my name is dawn. i am here because i am supporting a visionary, inclusive america. >> hi, i'm jeff from vermont. in supporting president obama because i believe we all need to make an investment in america. >> hello. my name is diane. i am a delegate from south carolina. my main purpose for this week is to reelect president obama because i know president obama cares about us. >> and connect with other c-span viewers on a twitter and google plus. >> it is a warm, rainy day in charlotte, n.c. c-span cameras capturing the scene on the ground during carolinafest. delegates can expect
is the platform. former president jimmy carter will be speaking by video and first lady michelle obama will be speaking to the attendees at primetime hour, 10:00 p.m. on wednesday night, the longest day of the session, expected to go past midnight -- elizabeth warren, bill clinton's nominating speech, some activity on twitter this afternoon with people suggesting that former president has not yet sent his speech in for betting. then there is the official roll call of the states. finally, the big night, on thursday, which moves from the convention center -- the time warner are read that to the bank of america stadium, that is when john kerry speak on national security and the expected speeches by the vice-president and president barack obama. we will have live coverage here and you can find our supplemental but -- supplementary material easily from our web site. don't forget, we are announcing becauser's student cam it is back-to-school time. we are inviting students to produce a video on a topic that interests them. at the theme this year is your message to the president. middle and hi
. michelle obama recently spoke about the right to vote. >> we cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots. we cannot let anyone let us feel unwell in the voting boolth. it's up to us to make sure in every election, every voices heard and every vote is counted. that's making sure our laws preserve that right. >> nothing is stopping these people from voting. iowa doesn't have any voting i.d. law on the books. everyone can freely exercise their right to vote. as we've been reporting over the last two years, 17 states have passed restrictive voting laws that could suppress millions of americans. so we can't think that this election is in the bag. there's too much at stake. we can't sit at home and depend on others. we've got to come out. we've come too far to stop voting now. voting isn't a privilege. it's a right. a right that people suffered and died for we suffered too hard for this right. we are not going to let anyone take it away, no matter which way the polls go, this is not just about your candidate or mine, this is about america deciding whether it's going to be a nation
. and first lady michelle obama will speak as well. all of that begins on tuesday, three nights, the third night being in that bank of america stadium in charlotte. so we'll have it all live for you here on c-span. marshall, texas now, kevin, republican, good morning to you. >> caller: good morning. i think it's important to remember that in 2006, democrats took control of congress. so we have split power at that time. george bush did what george bush does. he reaches across the aisle. he had the prescription drug program. they raised cap standards, they raised minimum wage. george left, you know. and what did he get for it? and everyone -- once the liberal programs fail, everyone wants to blame the conservative in charge for it. and once obama flipped over, he went united congress and president, all democrat. they went way, way far left. i think people rose up in 2010 and said, no! no, we're not going to go that way. and, yet, what we heard from the left is they're racist. that's why -- that's why they're racist. that's wrong. >> host: thanks for calling. we'll hear from the president and
for barack obama. some of the rather key ones is because he chose michelle as his wife. >> that was very sensible i think, yes. no, i think that she is a perfect partner for him. she is very strong. she's sort of balances, healthy, and practical firmness with gentleness and nurturing and she's a terrific mother and that is enormously important. >> you know barack better than most people. what will he be feeling? a lot of pressure? does he get nervous? >> i don't think he's nervous. i think he's very prepared. i think the speech is going to be great. and i think, you know, he's probably stretching his long limbs and excited to address the crowd. >> better than bill clinton's? that's the key question. >> i think he'll be different. everyone serves their purpose. michelle was about storytelling. about helping us to kind of frame the campaign issues and deeply, you know, loving intimate ways and bill clinton was about gaining perspective. on the last four years. and i think my brother is going to be about looking ahead. >> i think the crowd rather liked what you've just been saying. it's all
broadcasting live from charlotte, north carolina. jon: we have michelle obama on night number one. bill clinton on night number two. then we move to the stadium. 77,000 you think. martha: hopefully no thunderstorms. bill: enjoy your families today have a gait barbecue. happy lable about day to you. martha: happy labor day to you at home. "happening now" starts right now. jon: gearing up for the democratic national convention on this labor day. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, i'm jenna lee. we're live on the convention floor where democrats are descending on charlotte where this week they will renominate president obama for a second term. the president and vice president aren't quite there yet. campaigning in a few other battleground states among other things. but the gop vice-presidential nominee is in north carolina. paul ryan is set to hold a rally roughly two hours from now. host city charlotte celebrating labor day with a festival in the heart of all the convention activity. wendell goler is live in the thick of it all with more for us. hi, there, wendell. >> reporter:
on tuesday september 4 with michelle obama, the first lady of the united states. on the fifth, we have president bill clinton and so many others speaking here. our great keynote speaker, the mayor of san antonio, and so many others, who will be taking to the stage to talk about the vision and the message that the president and his campaign has for the next four years. the stage and screen is behind me will allow them to deliver that message in a visually engaging way, both to the thousands of people here in the arena and to the millions who will be watching at home or online. today is really exciting for me. i started working on convention planning almost three years ago, believe it or not. and moved here, as i said, last june to oversee this process. it is hard for me to thank so many people who have worked tirelessly on this. i would like to thank first and foremost our staff, the staff of the democratic national convention committee, and our partners at the host committee here in charlotte for the incredibly hard work they did to make today and to make next week possible. it really
covered, fox news team coverage from charlotte where we are hearing first lady michelle obama may be about to do a walk-through of the arena. meanwhile, a half a world away we're learning of some major terror arrests in india. members of the group tied to the horrific mumbai attack four years ago may have been planning new attacks. a live report. >>> and a frightening scene at a monster truck rally here in the u.s. we have more of this scary video to show you coming up. jenna: well, to holiday for politics and no holiday for the team of "happening now." jon: that's right. jenna: and we're willing to not have a holiday. jon: happy to be here today. [laughter] jenna: we really are, because it is a big week ahead. democrats and republicans hitting the campaign trail, north carolina's gearing up for the democratic national convention. it is their turn this week, the democrats. we're glad your with us on this labor day, i'm jenna lee. jon: plus we get free barbecue lunch down the hallway. jenna: do we? jon: i think we do. [laughter] the president addressing a rally of united autoworkers in tole
. michelle obama has been pressing everybody to get a friend and early voting, i think is going to help the president. but we'll see. >> bill: i mean -- in my democratic chair days in california, it was not -- voting by mail. it was the same sort of thing. the idea was to get as many people as you could to vote by mail and to get them in early. because you get those votes they're in the bank, right? they're locked in. and you can't go back and say i changed my mind. >> don't have to worry about weather on election day. >> bill: somebody gets sick or their car breaks down or that kind of stuff. get it in the bank. you can count on them. and then were anything to happen right later. oh. damn, you know. i just can't vote for him. it is too late. >> i think that the old school of liking to go in the voting booth and i think with the internet and kids now, i ask our interns, i'm like when is the last time you actually bought a print newspaper and no hands go up. i don't think -- i think some people like to go to the voti
profiles i have seen over michele obama. this is a slow rising tide. david gregory didn't get the job just because he was a white male. he is someone who had been a white house correspondent for nbc. he had the skills that were necessary to be a good broadcaster and a good interviewer. the time will come when those jobs will be again available, and there will be a much wider range of people who will be eligible for them. one of them could very well be an african-american. it may be an asian american. i'm not sure. it may be a hispanic american. we are seeing more presents of people with different ethnic backgrounds than just white, anglo and protestant. bryant gumbel succeeded me on "the today show" as the african-american host of "the today show", for example. >> host: for scrotal organ, please go ahead with your question or comment. >> caller: i come from a different journalist background than you, but i feel equally crucial to americans and how they should know what is going on in their world. i was a reporter and an editor at a small, medium-sized weeklies in dailies over the nation fo
to "doesn't she get it?" or "imagine if michelle obama said that." it was probably not something that the campaign wanted as a structure of a statement. she was talking about her husband and talking about seeing her husband. the responses that you chose to run for office. what we demand of our candidates is a lot. even for the criticism that he is getting about not doing enough in terms of events, he is doing a tremendous number of fund-raising, having a discussion about whether we should do other things. it is incredibly hard and incredibly grueling. it is impressive that they don't make more mistakes and off-cue moments. myan't imagine watching husband go through that. my husband being very protective of me when they are critical. >> my family loves reading by criticism. why do you get so upset about it? i think that they are thinking it. i will say that ann romney is feisty. i love what she did because it is so he a man at the helm tamp they don't her down too much. -- because she is so human, i hope they don't tamp her down too much. she is looking right at you, our eyes are
is one that i will not spend as much time saying it is not fair for you to report obama is ahead. i would more likely say to you that one of the reasons obama is ahead in these polls is because the news media is asking him questions about tucking michele in at night instead of asking questions about why his administration is bumbling security in libya -- questions about tucking michelle in at night. we have news media celebrating obama as some sort of celebrity instead of treating him like the president of united states. host: back to the phones and our conversation with tim graham, director of media analysis at the media research center. you are on the "washington journal." caller: i just would like to impress on the people who are listening to this to educate yourselves, please. this man and fox news run a manipulative, mind-control tactic, and that is why there is almost nothing truthful that comes from fox news. host: how is the reporting that comes from fox news different than the reporting that comes from cnn or msnbc? caller: it is another tactic. host: by whom? caller: by you. you
there next to the iranians and that program is moving very, very fast. >> listen to what michelle florny, a president of the president campaign national security committee says in defining the way they perceive -- the obama administration perceives this so-called red line. it's very different than the way the prime minister explained it today. >> well, i think we have laid out a red line. and that is iran cannot actually get a weapon. >> that's very different than what the prime minister says. she's willing to give it more time as opposed to reaching that 90% threshold which is the israeli position. >> i think you have to look at what the prime minister how he framed it today, wolf. he said the question is not when iran gets a weapon or even decides to make a weapon. the question is at what point can we no longer stop iran from making that weapon? and that's what that red line was about. he was drawing a line between the medium enriched uranium and the high enriched uranium and beyond that point it will be virtually impossible for us to stop that bomb because they will put that bomb toge
of government from a democracy to a conservative christian theocracy and that's why we need to have barack obama and joe biden reelected. because it's terrifying people like paul ryan and mitt romney and michele bachmann, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. rig perry. these are scary, scary people who change our form of government into the conservative christian theocracy by blasting what to say as an atheist i want to say to that woman on the republican line, us atheists as was agnostics are amplified by christians much, much, much more than the church of latter day saints, the mormons are vilified by people like she said, bill clinton and other people. believe me, atheists are the last as well as gays, atheists are specially the last people this country still be vilified and put down and psychologically and physically tortured by right wing christians are in the bill, as an atheist are you enjoying coverage of the values voter summit? >> caller: i'm watching it very skeptically. when they talk about values, like i said, it's a very values they want to impose on the country by legislation. being a
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